The Commonwealth funding and disclosure scheme (the disclosure scheme) established under Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Act) deals with the public funding of federal election campaigns and the disclosure of detailed financial information.
The disclosure scheme was introduced to increase overall transparency and inform the public about the financial dealings of political parties, candidates and others involved in the electoral process.
The disclosure scheme requires candidates, registered political parties, their State Branches, local branches/sub-party units and their associated entities, donors and other participants in the electoral process to lodge annual or election period financial disclosure returns with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).
The disclosure returns are then made available for public inspection.
Funding and Disclosure (FAD)
Australian Electoral Commission
Ph: (02) 6271 4552
Fax: (02) 6271 4555
West Block Offices
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600
PO Box 6172
Kingston ACT 2604